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Central High School, Cleveland, OH

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

The first public high school in the state of Ohio, it opened 1846 in the basement of the Prospect Street Church, until a lot was purchased later that year. A fantastic Gothic building for the school was erected in 1878 at a cost of $74,000. With declining enrollment, it closed in 1982.

Location:
Cleveland, OH

Founding Date:
13-Jul-1846

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charles F. Brush
Inventor
17-Mar-1849 15-Jun-1929 Street lights
Harvey Cushing
Doctor
8-Apr-1869 7-Oct-1939 Cushing's Syndrome
Herbert Dow
Business
26-Feb-1866 15-Oct-1930 Founder of Dow Chemical
John P. Green
Politician
2-Apr-1845 30-Aug-1940 Labor Day
Marcus Alonzo Hanna
Politician
24-Sep-1837 15-Feb-1904 Senator from Ohio, kingmaker
Langston Hughes
Poet
1-Feb-1902 22-May-1967 The Negro Speaks of Rivers
John D. Rockefeller
Business
8-Jul-1839 23-May-1937 Founder of Standard Oil
Noble Sissle
Composer
10-Jul-1889 17-Dec-1975 Shuffle Along
Louis B. Stokes
Politician
23-Feb-1925   Congressman from Ohio, 1969-99


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